Features

90.5 WESA's Life of Learning series focuses on learning and education activities, opportunities and challenges in the Greater Pittsburgh area. This multi-year commitment to providing learning-focused news coverage in southwestern Pennsylvania is made possible by a generous grant from the Grable Foundation.

 90.5 WESA Celebrates People Making a Difference is a special series meant to ll highlight, honor and celebrate Western Pennsylvania's unsung heroes daring to make a difference to others in their community. Do you know someone we should profile? Read our guidelines below and fill out our short form here

It can be hard to jump into a new location without understanding the local customs and history. Pittsburgh, with its layers of seemingly impenetrable culture, is hardly an exception. But do not fret: Our occasional web series New to the 'Burgh is here to provide a handy guide for newcomers adapting to life in the Steel City.

Art From the Ground Up is hosted by Bob Studebaker and is a monthly series highlighting small grass roots arts organizations and individual artists that take non-traditional approaches to the creation, presentation, and even the definition of art. Know an organization Bob should check out?  Email him with your suggestions.

Spotlight on Learning Innovation is four of Pittsburgh’s leading media organizations — WQED MultimediaNEXTpittsburgh90.5 WESA and Pittsburgh Magazine — joining forces on a 12-month made possible through a grant from the Grable Foundation. The project will focus on Pittsburgh’s leadership in the international movement to “remake learning” and create educational opportunities designed for our times.

Keystone Crossroads: Rust or Revival? explores the urgent challenges pressing upon Pennsylvania's cities. Four public media newsrooms are collaborating to report in depth on the root causes of our state's urban crisis -- and on possible solutions. Keystone Crossroads offers reports on radio, web, social media, television and newspapers, and through public events.

Our partner stations are WHYY in Philadelphia, WPSU in State College and witf in Harrisburg. Support for this project comes from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

Speaking Volumes was a weekly conversation on books and reading with interesting people from all walks of life here in Pittsburgh. The segment has ended its regular run, but you can listen to all the past episodes.